Wednesday, June 26, 2013

American Heritage Millenium Collection by Churchill Used to Dine

We had a small dinner party for 7 tonight and since I am still on a patriotic mode, I decided to use our American Heritage Millenium Collection by Churchill.
 The plates are mostly blue and yellow. I used a table runner that I bought from William Sonoma during one of our past Pensacola trips. It is reversible and the other side is all blue and white, same material as the piping.
 These plates are very historical as you can see from the pictures.
 This is a plate charger. I only have 1 which I found on Ebay. I should look for more. I wonder if this was the signing of the Independence Day docs.
 On the dinner plates, I think I see the St. Louis Arch, San Francisco's Golden Gate and not sure which tower is that, in Chicago maybe?
 The salad bowls has the Statue of Liberty and I think one of them is the Capitol. I can't make out the rest. I should look at the plates instead of the pictures but I am so tired. I have been cooking, baking and cleaning all day.
 For the serving pieces, I used Italian dishes from my Deruta collection.
 Napkin rings says "Bon" on one side and "Apetit" on the other. They are also from WS. That does not sound very American, does it? But they match the dishes. LOL!
 Yellow birds S&P shakers.
 I also mixed in some Polish pottery S & P shakers.

 We served grilled salmon, sinigang (a Filipino food), both of which my friend Brenda brought. I made crab omelet and Caesar salad and made brownies and a coconut dessert, the recipe I picked up from Facebook. It was so good!

I served the dessert in the kitchen dining table.
 I made tea and coffee and served them in Polish pottery pots.

 The salad plates are my favorites because they feature the Natchez steam boat and I live in Natchez. We used bowls for the salad so I used the salad plates for dessert.
 We did not serve any sauce so I used the sauce server to hold the teaspoons instead. Is that Martin Luther King?
I hope you enjoyed this post. I am posting a little late cause everybody just left and there was no time to post before the party. Thank you so much for coming over and I would like to thank all the hostesses too.
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Entertaining Women said...

A beautiful dinner party. The Historical plates are quite special. I've never seen them. You did a superb job on your tablescape. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Solange Belém said...

Christine, esse blog é lindo, com peças e fotos lindas. Adorável, como sempre!



Chubby Chieque said...

WOW NAMAN... the dinner set is one of a kind. Looks so elegant.

Lucky dinner guests ha? I am drooling more and more everytime I see your collections. Love the flatwares.

Happy mid-week.
/Chie said...

Love the yellow and blue and white. How do you do everything you do-I get so tired these days!

Creations By Cindy said...

Christine, I just love it all. The blue and yellow is so pretty and the dishes are amazing. Girl, where in the world do you find time to do all these beautiful tablescapes? AMAZING. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Bernideen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous table with TEA IN THE GARDEN as I love your dishes and table setting. You have such a gift for decorating!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Christine,
What a feast! The menu sounded wonderful! I would like to try Filipino food sometime. I love your blue and yellow china. Each piece is so pretty and I love that they each represent a place in America. I am Canadian but I still enjoy your celebrations all the same. You are such a wonderful hostess and thank you for coming to tea with me. Happy Summer!


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Christine: You have an amazing ability to make any combinations look good. I love how your tables look. Everything look amazing. Thank you so much for all you teach us about table decor. Blessings, Martha

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Christine: You have an amazing ability to make any combinations look good. I love how your tables look. Everything look amazing. Thank you so much for all you teach us about table decor. Blessings, Martha

Vel Criste said...

How many sets do you have? I can't pick which one is my favorite!!!! Love this one too!

Marlis said...

The runner is so perfect with the china. What a great find. Love the dishes, they are new to me. I know the guests felt so pampered and special, your special touches are everywhere. xo marlis

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Christine, you have the prettiest dishes! I love the runner that you bought. It's perfect down your table. Dessert looks so good!

Monica @ Happily Playing with Dishes said...

It all looks fabulous and delicious. I need to try another yellow and blue table with my Fiesta. Thanks for posting.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love the dishes! Yellow and blue is a favorite combination of mine!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely table, Chrfistine! I would give anything if some day I could see your beautiful home in person. This looks like such a fun party.



Unknown said...

Your table is very elegant & regal! I love it.....your dishes are special and you showed them off well. Your collection is beautiful! Goose Grove has a lot of Polish pottery. I must get some pictures from her.
This was such a treat to see your post. Thank you for sharing!
Blessings My Friend,

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Christine, your tables are always amazing. These Churchill plates are incredible! I have never seen anything like them. Love it! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love this china pattern,Christine. I always enjoy seeing your tables. They are amazing!

Terri said...

What a beautiful dinner party! I love your patriotic theme, and your china is wonderful. I don't think I have seen a set like that before. All your little additions really make it lovely. I am sure your guests were delighted.
Now you need a cup of tea and a break! lol! You must have worked very hard.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, I have four of those dinner plates, but I really want the salad plates. The scenes on them are so much more interesting than the dinner plates. The pretty runner is perfect with these dishes. laurie

Traci said...

Gorgeous tablescape as usual! The blue & yellow is such a pretty combo.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How gorgeous those dishes are! Your dinner was not only delightfully looks quite delicious too. I always love to visit your pretty collections. Thanks for the visit and sweet birthday wishes.

Alycia Nichols said...

NEAT plates, Christine! It was hard for me to make out what all of the paintings were on them, too, but wow...what a great set!

I know that every time your friends or family hear that you are hosting a dinner they just grin from ear to ear! They know they are always in for a visual and gastronomical treat! I love how you introduced many cultures into this dinner party!


The patriotic Historical plates are fabulous and very special, Chris. I specially love the yellow with the blue, they are so serene and elegant, at the same token. Your entire table is gorgeous and I see a Little of your blue Polish pottery, which is perfect for it. I will make my patriotic table Sunday. I'm late cause I just got back from the funeral of a beloved aunt and left as son as I made my summer table. Big hugs,

Crystal Grandeur said...

I have fallen in love with this amazing table setting.You are a creator.i love History.To your surprise i was staying in St Louise for mare than ten days when i visited US and have climbed the St Louise arch.i have a small souvenir of the arch with me..thank you for this beautiful and hugs sujatha...:):)

Marigene said...

Christine, those dishes are gorgeous...I haven't seen any patriotic ones in blue/yellow. The Deruta pieces go very nicely with them, too.
Have a great week...


Your patriotic dishes are unique Chris...just came again to invite you over! Have a terrific Fourth, too.

Lady Linda said...

I ADORE your china! They are some of the best I've ever seen. Lovely table!

Sarah said...

Christine, you are amazing. I admire your energy for frequently hosting dinner parties. Your table is wonderful, and the food looks delicious. These dishes are new to me. Love the yellow and blue! Your runner is perfect for this set.
Set a table with my new to me Liberty Blue plates for our 4th of July table this week. Thank you again for sending these my way. You are so very thoughtful! ~ Sarah

Rettabug said...

Such a wonderful collection of soft blue & yellow items...they all play together beautifully, Christine! You truly are blessed to have so much room & so many pretty things to work with.
I like the idea of moving into the kitchen for dessert. About that time, I'm ready to get up from the table & move around a bit.

Your crab omelet looks incredible, along with all the other yummy dishes!

BTW, I loved looked at all the shots in your the pic of the wee ones dancing!


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Wow, I have never seen or heard of these dishes before. I love them! the colors are so soft and the scenes are amazing! Thanks for sharing them with SYC Christine.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Christine, just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup this week.

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